15-17 Story 1: Astrotwins: An astronaut motivates kids to study science, math and engineering

 

Synopsis: As a kid, did you ever dream of becoming an astronaut and flying a rocket ship into space, but figured you weren’t good enough in science and math to do it? Our guest, a former U.S. astronaut admits he wasn’t the best young student in school in those subjects, but later on he grew fascinated by them and turned his new-found interest into becoming a Navy pilot and then a member of NASA’s Space Shuttle team. He talks about his new young readers’ book, and how he hopes it will encourage boys and girls to go into science, math and engineering.

Host: Gary Price. Guest: Mark Kelly, retired astronaut, author of the novel, “Astrotwins: Project Blastoff,” a young reader book.

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15-17 Story 2: Creativity in Art, Business and Life

 

We hear a lot about creativity these days, but can you be creative and artistic if you work in any kind of occupation? We talk to two creative people – one an artist and the other a business consultant – about the essence of creativity, how they foster creativity in their work and how anyone can be creative – even under very constrained conditions — if they just take the time to look at their life and work in a different way.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Miranda July, filmmaker, actor, screenwriter, author of the novel, The First Bad Man; Mark Barden, partner in the consulting firm, eatbigfish, and co-author with Adam Morgan of the book, A Beautiful Constraint: How to transform your limitations into advantages, and why it’s everyone’s business.

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